This unit aims to develop students' specialized knowledge of being an Osteopath in the Australian healthcare system. To facilitate their preparation for undertaking osteopathic clinical placement, students consider legal, ethical and regulatory requirements of osteopathic practice. Students are able to apply knowledge developed in previous units by using outcome measures for patient assessment and management.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
HBS3004

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Review and analyse osteopathic workforce data and common practices;  
  2. Interpret knowledge of practices required for osteopathic clinical placements;  
  3. Contextualise the ethical considerations and legal and regulatory requirements impacting Australian osteopathic practice; and  
  4. Apply outcome measures for patient assessment and management.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Test Online test 15%
Assignment Concept map exploring outcome measures, including written rationale. 25%
Presentation Group presentation - ethical considerations for health practice. 30%
Test Online test 30%
90% attendance is required at workshops in the osteopathic program (hurdle requirement).

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